Our Favorite Spots - Nolita, Manhattan

Nolita boasts a low-key charm. This much loved tree-lined residential area is populated with tenement walk-ups, excellent cafes, fashion and design stores, renowned restaurants, and cozy wine bars.

Shelley Simpson, our Founder and Creative Director, reveals her favorite spots, all conveniently located just a short walk from our Mud Australia Store on Mott St.

Mud Australia

242 Mott St, New York

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and visit our intimate sliver of a store in Nolita. While you’re there, immerse yourself in the complete Mud Australia range of carbon neutral porcelain homewares.

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Cafe Gitane

242 Mott St, New York

Simple, cozy and always humming, Cafe Gitane has earned its stripes as one of the top cafes to visit in NYC. While it serves tasty French Moroccan fare, it also does a mean Vegemite on toast for anyone seeking an Aussie breakfast staple with their morning brew.

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Milk Bar

246 Mott St, New York

Expect the unexpected at this hole in the wall joint, just 2 doors down from our store. Founder, Christine Tosi uses her formal training to create classic American sweets with a fun and playful twist. You must try the crack pie!

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217 Mott St, New York

Oroboro showcases a beautifully curated collection of emerging designers, handmade garments and unique objects.

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Two Hands Café

164 Mott St, New York

A great place to go when you’re missing the taste of home. Think weekend staples such as bacon and egg rolls or smashed avo on toast.

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McNally Jackson

134 Prince St, New York

A bookworm's heaven. This independent bookstore has an array of books and magazines on offer. A perfect location to kill some time on a rainy day.

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Goods for the Study

234 Mulberry St, New York

A stationery company with 2 stores next door to each other — one full of pens, the other notebooks — say no more.

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205 Mulberry St, New York

Providing a sustainable solution to sneakers. Veja’s Manhattan outpost is a simple, minimal, and refined space designed with limited waste — just like their sneakers.

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Rice to Riches

37 Spring St, New York

I’ve always had a soft spot for Rice to Riches as it evokes nostalgia from when my children were little — they were always mad for the 21 flavors of rice pudding on offer.

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Thai Diner

186 Mott St, New York

Come for the eclectic décor and enjoy some of the best Thai food in the city. The people-watching is also first class.

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ER Butler & Co

55 Prince St, New York

A luxurious lighting and home furnishing store with a great collection of lighting, cut trinkets and objects, historical hardware designs as well as brand-new restoration pieces.

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Gem Wine

297 Broome St, New York

An intimate wine bar in the Lower East Side by chef, Flynn McGarry that feels like hanging out at your friend’s place.

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